Steve, The original Unica or Unica-Nitor made by Nitor Brevetti Mondialli was available in as you said green and also in black and orange. They became available in about 1959 and were ridden by the entire French team in the 59 Giro D'Italia and were ridden by Anquetil, Darrigade and Shay Elliott the same year. Take care Mick Butler.
On Wed, 14 Sep 2005 17:00:50 -0400, "Steve Birmingham"
> I don't know for certain, but I would think it's almost from the start. I
> have a green one with the old type
> flat bar rails that takes a special seatpost, so certainly before they
> switched to a normal rail setup.
> Steve Birmingham
> From: Kevin Kruger <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> To: email@example.com
> Subject: [CR]Unicanitor Saddle Colors,,,other than Black
> Does anyone know what year the Cinelli Unicanitor saddles began offering
> color choices other than black???
> I checked the 1976 Palo Alto catalog on the bulgier site, and it contains
> only one "Black" saddle color choice. I have a silver/gray #2 on my
> Raysport that I believe dates to 1973, so I assume other colors were
> available as early as this???
> Appreciate any information that can be provided.
> Thanks in advance!
> Kevin Kruger - Grantville, PA
Michael Francis Butler